So What CAN You Do With a History Major?–Part 59

You can be the President of the United States.

Six former presidents have studied history in college or graduate school. They are Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Richard Nixon, George W. Bush, and now Joe Biden. (Some websites say Eisenhower and Kennedy majored in history, but I can’t find any evidence to back this up. Kennedy actually majored in government).

Biden graduated from the University Delaware in 1965 with with a double major in history and political science. He is also the first president to graduate with a history major from a public university. Here is historian Sarah Lipton, a historian who arrived at SUNY-Stony Brook (my Ph.D. Alma mater) just as I was leaving:

Read this entire series here or, in part, in Why Study History: Reflecting on the Importance of the Past.